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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
September 2018

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Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Vitamin C+ Serum

EWG scientists reviewed Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Vitamin C+ Serum for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Vitamin C+ Serum is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEMiscellaneous, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
PEG-12 DIMETHICONEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-60Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-20Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
ETHOXYDIGLYCOLUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
ETHYL ASCORBIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: None
POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANENone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/ SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
ALGAE OLIGOSACCHARIDES
ALGAE EXOPOLYSACCHARIDES
None Identified
Data: None
CHLORELLA PYRENOIDOSA EXTRACT
CHLORELLA PROTOTHECOIDES OIL
None Identified
Data: None
VINYL DIMETHICONE/ METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
PALMITOYL OLIGOPEPTIDENone Identified
Data: None
PALMITOYL TETRAPEPTIDE-7None Identified
Data: None
PLANTAGO LANCEOLATA (RIBWORT PLANTAIN) LEAF EXTRACT
PLANTAGO LANCEOLATA LEAF EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAUROYL LACTYLATENone Identified
Data: None
CERAMIDENone Identified
Data: Fair
PHYTOSPHINGOSINENone Identified
Data: Limited
LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATENone Identified
Data: None
SORBITAN ISOSTEARATEData gaps
Data: None
ALGAE EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
COLLAGENOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SODIUM CITRATENone Identified
Data: Fair
NIACINAMIDENone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
HEXYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
CHOLESTEROLPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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